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Technical Facilities Officer

Swim England

Swim England is the national governing body for swimming, diving, water polo, open water swimming, and synchronised swimming in England. It forms part of British Swimming, a federation of the national governing bodies of England, Scotland, and Wales.

11 Jun 2024
Full Time
Closing date
25 Jun 2024

Our Purpose and Vision

As the recognised national governing body for swimming, artistic swimming, diving and water polo in England, Swim England helps people learn how to swim, enjoy the water safely, and compete in all our sports.

Our Vision is to champion a healthy and successful nation through swimming and aquatic activity. The ability to swim is a life-skill that is essential to keep us safe in, on and around water. It is one of the nation’s most popular recreational activities enjoyed by millions of people in England.

Swim England, through aquatics, is uniquely placed to tackle inequalities and support health and wellbeing given the activities’ accessibility to people of all ages and abilities. On top of this, aquatics is made up of four amazing Olympic and Paralympic sports with our network of clubs and talent pathways supporting people to realise their full potential in the water.

In March of this year, we published in full the findings of an independent listening research report commissioned as part of our pledge to create a better future for everyone involved in aquatic sports. We are committed to only recruiting individuals who are as passionate as we are about being on this journey.

To find out more about what it’s like to work with us and the Swim England family visit our website and download a summary of our employee benefits here.

About The Role

Are you passionate about swimming facilities? Do you have a sound understanding of facility development and design? If so, an exciting opportunity within the Swim England facilities team awaits you. We are looking for a Technical Facilities Officer to join our team full-time (35 hours per week). The role is based at our SportPark Office in Loughborough requiring some travel and with some flexiblity to work from home.

Swim England Facilities supports the creation and improvement of swimming facilities across England. We provide expert technical assistance throughout the strategy, design, and construction phases of new and refurbished swimming facilities. Additionally, we produce industry-leading guidance on the design and operation of these facilities.

The successful candidate will play a key role in helping to influence the swimming industry to implement Swim England’s strategy through technical advice and consultancy.

This is an exciting chance to work within a small dynamic facilities team of 2 in a busy department dedicated to ensuring adequate aquatic space provision. You will have the opportunity to work autonomously on your own initiative within this role under the guidance of the Head of Facilities. You will play an important role in ensuring the implementation of Swim England's strategy on water.

For more details about the role, please download the full Job Description and Person Specification document.

About You

In order to be shortlisted for the next stage in the process you must demonstrate within your application how you meet the following essential criteria:

  • Knowledge of the design & build process of swimming facilities
  • Extensive knowledge of the operation and management of swimming facilities
  • Knowledge of the appropriate legislation, standards and guidance in relation to the design, build & operation of swimming facilities
  • Whilst we are looking for the successful candidate to have a foundation of skills and experience we are open to offering training & development opportunities to develop expertise in all areas of the role.

If you feel you have the suitable skills and attributes for this position then we would love to read your application, detailing how you meet the brief, and how you believe you’re the right candidate for this opportunity.

For an informal conversation about the role, please contact [email protected] and we’ll put you in touch with the relevant person.

Please be advised that we cannot offer visa sponsorship and that you must have right to work in the UK to apply or be considered for this role. If you are a non UK/EU National, you must have an appropriate working Visa to undertake employment. You must also be working within the UK to apply or be considered for this role, due to the public liability insurance Swim England holds.

Swim England is committed to inclusion and embracing the spirit of all equalities legislation. As a Disability Confident Employer, we actively encourage applications from disabled people. We recognise that the diversity of our workforce is not reflective of today’s society and we are currently operating a pilot scheme whereby applicants from ethnically diverse backgrounds can opt into our guaranteed interview scheme. Candidates that have opted into the scheme will be guaranteed an interview provided that they have demonstrated, within their application, that they meet the essential criteria for the role. When completing the application, applicants from ethnically diverse backgrounds are encouraged to ‘Opt In’ to the scheme, by ticking the box.

Where possible, Swim England will always make reasonable adjustments for accessibility to anyone who requires it. If you would like any of the documentation in a different format or would like to apply in a different way please get in touch via [email protected]. All appointments will be made on merit, following a fair and transparent process, in line with the Equality Act 2010. However, the organisation may employ positive action where candidates from underrepresented groups can demonstrate their ability to perform the role equally well.

Swim England is also committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all employees and volunteers to share this commitment.

Please be aware that we use parsing software to extract key information from your CV, which you are able to review and edit within the application form. It is advisable to provide a simple text CV (i.e. no tables, images of text etc) to aid the transfer of information. Please review the information in your application form prior to submitting.

Provisional Interview Dates:
1st Stage - Monday 1st July 2024 (Online)
2nd Stage - Monday 8th July 2024 (In Person at our SportPark Office in Loughborough)

No Agencies Please

To register with us and apply for this role please visit our candidate portal - link below:

Additional Information

Full Time
Job Type
Stadium / Facilities Management
Salary information
£32,004 - 35,600

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